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Jewish Life in Croatia 1945-1952

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The lecture will examine how Croatia’s Jewish community was transformed in the postwar period. Four-fifths of Croatia’s Jewish population perished in the Holocaust and most of the prewar Jewish organizations did not resume their activities after 1945. The lecture will discuss the important role played by international Jewish organizations, such as the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), in the survival of the small and weakened community.

Naida Michal Brandl, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Chair of Judaic Studies, Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Zagreb in Croatia and the recipient of the 2017 Fred and Ellen Lewis/JDC Archives Fellowship. Her research in the JDC Archives is on the JDC’s role in the reestablishment of Jewish religious communities in Croatia (Yugoslavia) in the aftermath of the Shoah.

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